Thursday, February 26, 2009

Super sewing with my friend

I have been sewing for 4 and 1/2 day with my friend Karen in Ohio. On Sat. we got to meet with 2 other friends ( quilters of course) for lunch and an after noon of quilt talk and sharing. How great to meet up with gals you love but don't get to see often enough. Needless to say, it is so stimulating to see and hear all they are making as well as catching up on their family news. So good to see you Vickie and Carol. Thanks so much for your hospitality, Vickie.
Vickie and Carol chose for me, some gorgeous Kaffe Fasset fabrics from a super shop in Wooster, Ohio. The sale was still going on at the shop and it was a REAL sale. Everything in the shop was 1/2 off! Karen and I decided to go over to Wooster and partake some more of the bargains! Woo HOO! Since then, Karen and I have made 2 quilt tops. The pictures are here for you to see. We first made little wall hangings which are so cute. We each put our favorite color of maverick petals on the large bloom. The pattern didn't show that, but we each did our own color just for something different. On Sat. while Karen was teaching some classes, I made a darling bucket bag in multi spring colors. Can't till I go back to SC where I live, and it is already spring.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm about old and new quilts

I am a newbie at this. My dear friend, Karen, helped me start this blog. I will be happy to share with you my adventures in quilting , both old and new quilts, which I love equally. Most of my time is spent now in creating new quilts, but studying all aspects of old quilts too. Recently, my friend, Karen, hooked me up with a few "new"old quilts for my collection. I don't have much provenance about them, but I have a great appreciation for them and the ladies who worked so tirelessly on them. I will try to show old quilts from my collection and share my new quilts and ideas with you.